You may have seen a tweet or two over the last month about a little project I've been working on: building a DIY beauty dish. The full details and how-to on my design are ready to go, but first, here's a look at a few examples shot with the homebrew light modifier for speedlights.
In the above examples (and the one below), I've used the DIY beauty dish with a Nikon SB-900 speedlight, for which the dish was specifically built.
Overall, I'm very much liking the quality of light from this DIY beauty dish, which splits the difference somewhere between a bare bulb and a softbox or umbrella.
Stay tuned for the design details and how-to for this DIY beauty dish, the Mark II design. Chris and I are calling it the Chinatown Special.